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Charleston Couple Experience First Year at Seminary Together
At the urging of their rector, Brother Dallas Wilson and his wife, Sister Janie, of St. John’s Chapel, Charleston, and the encouragement of Bishop Mark Lawrence of the Diocese of S.C. to follow God’s lead, the 40-something Rivers were soon on their way to Ambridge, Pa. for their first of three years at Trinity School for Ministry. The whole adventure was both overwhelming and exciting as they packed their household and headed to their new assignment in ministry.
As a former dean of Trinity, I was able to encourage them a bit when we talked a year ago. But it all still sounded like a trip to Mars. I plied them with questions and simply let them talk.
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Wit, Wisdom, Strength, Innovation – Salmon Remembered for His Love for the Church
Diocese Remembers 13th Bishop of South Carolina in Memorial Service
The crowd who gathered for the memorial service for the Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. , 13th Bishop of South Carolina, held at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, July 6, 2016, heard about “The faith of Christ that formed him, the man of Christ he became and the challenge of Christ Ed Salmon would offer.”
Remembering Bishop Edward L. Salmon, Jr.
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr.
XIII Bishop of South Carolina
January 30, 1934 - June 29, 2016
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He was a champion of the faith; a tireless churchman—whose principled wisdom, sagacious humor and razor wit were legendary and widely loved by the casual acquaintance as well as by his family and longtime friends. His warm and steadfast counsel, which was sought by thousands around the larger Anglican world, will be deeply missed even as his aphorisms will be long remembered.
The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, 14th Bishop of South Carolina
To me, Bp. Salmon had the whole package…
He was serious theologically. I remember the first time I met him was at a dinner for a new bishop’s consecration in another diocese, when, knowing that I was a candidate for rector at a church in his diocese, he sidled up to me and asked (polite introductions barely finished) what I thought about the Atonement. Serious and direct, he was listening closely, meaning for me to take his question seriously – and I realized from that first moment that what we believed about Jesus was what really mattered to him (which thrilled me!).
He was a strategic thinker and doer when it came to Church growth. This was a revelation for me, since I had never served under a bishop whose diocesan vision was to “build up the congregations for the work of the Gospel” – and actually spent considerable time doing that. The evolution of the Department of Congregational Development during his episcopate, and of the diocesan budget to resource that Department’s plans, was unique in my experience of the Episcopal Church.
He was also, for all of his strategizing and doing, a deeply grounded man spiritually. He was forever grateful for having been made to memorize the Sunday Collects of the Prayer Book as a child/youth. He was a man who walked in, because he was shaped by, the prayers of the Church.
But of all of the aspects of his life and ministry which I admired, there was none more dear to me than his personal touch. I was a young priest, serving in the geographically outer edges of the diocese, far from Charleston, in a small church. Yet Bp. Salmon cared about me in a personal way. He included me, he listened to me, he valued me – when, really, he didn’t have to. I truly believed that we were partners in ministry, and that what Henri Nouwen said in his wonderful little book, In the Name of Jesus, was true of us: “…what we did, we did together in Jesus’ name.” He became my friend, and I loved him for it.
The Rev. Ted Duvall, Rector, Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant
Death of the Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr.
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr.
Salmon married Louise Hack in 1972 and they had two children, Catherine and Edward III.